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Assistant Cafe Leader
Updated on 12/5/2022
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • A leader who loves coaching others and is patient and adaptive in helping learners of different styles and backgrounds succeed
  • Someone who raises the bar and sets a high standard for themselves and others
  • A superb communicator who imparts information effectively and delivers constructive feedback in a way that is effective and kind
  • Someone who demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making skills; faces difficult situations with an open and positive attitude toward problem solving
  • A collaborator who knows what obstacles to remove to simplify processes and get work accomplished; you stay nimble, communicate clearly, and show a bias towards action
  • Dedicated to your team and your guests-you understand and value empathy and use it to guide interactions on and off the job
  • Passionate about the planet and creating a sustainable future for our people, the company, and our planet
  • Eligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older
  • 1 year working in a leadership role or experience leading a team, with a strong preference for coffee, food, and beverage
  • Completed Blue Bottle's Barista Essentials training and validation program or will complete it within 90 days post-hire
  • Existing Food Safety Certification required for the state you will be working in and your specific role or will obtain it within 30 days post-hire
  • Familiarity with online collaboration and organization tools including Google Docs
  • A flexible schedule and are available to work mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Partner closely with the Cafe Leader to launch and drive all cafe and company initiatives
  • Support all training, learning, and development activities for new and current team members
  • Partner with the Cafe Leader to review financial reporting, identifying and driving changes needed to improve financial performance and business sustainability
  • Place orders to keep optimal inventory levels of coffee, culinary items, and other supplies, ensuring that we are always able to meet the requests of our guests while minimizing waste
  • Communicate our company values for a sustainable future to team members and inspire them to help Blue Bottle achieve our company-wide sustainability goals
  • Lead your shift by ensuring the right people are in the right places and that the team is giving exceptional hospitality and executing every beverage and food item according to Blue Bottle standards
  • Guide completion of operational tasks and adherence to Blue Bottle standards and safety guidelines
  • Provide timely and consistent feedback to your team to inspire continuous improvement in workflow, hospitality, and product quality
  • Prepare delicious beverages and food to quality standards
  • Promote a safe and respectful working environment
  • Uphold and follow all health, food safety, and safety guidelines
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. You're on your feet the majority of the day, whether you are standing behind bar pulling shots or walking the cafe floor
  • Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You're using your hands to operate beautiful espresso machines, pour delicious pour overs, and operate the register (among other responsibilities)
  • As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up to grab cups, lids and towels
  • Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds. For example, you'll be handling bags of coffee beans, coffee kegs, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash bins
  • As needed climb ladders, stairs, ramps and uneven floor and/or surfaces. For example, climb on a step stool to change menu slacks, go up and down stairs and ramps to storage areas
  • Ability to smell and taste. You're tasting and smelling coffee and food, helping ensure quality control for each cup and plate
  • Ability to listen and speak. You're listening and speaking with our guests to guide and create experiences
Blue Bottle Coffee

501-1,000 employees

Coffee roaster and retailer platform.
Company Overview
At Blue Bottle, their mission is to connect the world to delicious coffee.
  • Health, dental, and vision for eligible employees on day one
  • 401(k)
  • Free drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each week
  • Discounts on any Blue Bottle food items and merchandise
  • Paid Time Off
Company Core Values
  • Welcome everyone - People come first. Without hospitality, we cannot exist. We create spaces where people belong. Everyone has a place at the table: Guests, team members, and suppliers.
  • Raise the bar - From seed to cup, we set the standard in everything we do—and drive constantly to do it better. We are self-starters who think creatively to solve complex problems, recognize our mistakes, and learn from failures.
  • Build for Tomorrow - We think long-term. We’re savvy with our resources, saving where we can to invest in what matters: A sustainable future for our people, the company, and our planet.
  • Simplify - Just as our cafes eliminate barriers between guests and delicious coffee, we remove obstacles in our work. We stay nimble, communicate clearly, and show a bias towards action.
  • Grow Together - Like coffee needs water, we need one another to bloom. Collaboration takes work, so we practice it like a craft. We listen carefully, share feedback openly and honestly, remain transparent, and inspire each other with kindness and humor.